National R&D Statistics


Columbia University is one of the top acedemic institutions for research funding - last year by the numbers:


•  $807 million of research funding from public and private sponsors (per the latest NSF HERD Survey)

•  $100 million in license revenues

•  About 70 patents for new inventions


The National Science Foundation’s Research & Development Survey

The National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) collects data related to U.S. competitiveness in multiple areas.  The Higher Education Research and Development (HERD) Survey tracks the amounts and types of research and development (R&D) activities at 742 U.S. colleges and universities and, beginning in 2010, replaced the Survey of R&D Expenditures.  The leading top 25 institutions account for 35% of total academic R&D spending.  In Federal fiscal year 2010, Columbia ranked 12th among the top 25 leading colleges and universities in total R&D expenditures.